First Baptist donates to Crisis Centre

| 21/02/2013

Wee-Care_1.gif(CNS):  First Baptist Wee Care made its annual Christmas donations to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre recently, to go towards its operations and support of Cayman’s women and children who are working towards a life free from domestic abuse. Children and Youth Programme Case Manager at the Crisis Centre, Meila Johnson, accepted the donation. She said, “This is a wonderful donation particularly because we were able to get all of the children involved.  It is important for children to understand personal boundaries and also to have empathy for the plight of others.  This was an extraordinary gift.”  

A second donation of clothing and a financial contribution was also received from CNA HealthPro and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Glen Ellyn Area Alumnae Chapter.  Crystal Brown of CNA HealthPro was visiting the island on a conference and reached out to Crisis Centre Executive Director Ania Milanowska-Sedgley to make the donation.  “The unexpected gifts are sometimes the most appreciated.  This was a lovely and welcomed surprise”, said Milanowska-Sedgley.

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is the territory’s only women’s shelter and houses approximately 100 women and their children each year and answers more than 130 calls on the 24-hour help line (949-CICC ((2422)). The Centre was completely renovated in 2012, making it a comforting place of healing and refuge for those in need.

For more information on the Crisis Centre or domestic abuse in general, visit www.cicc.ky.

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